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Pocket Watch - W. & J. Baird, circa 1820 Object Reg. No: ST 029050

Summary:
Gents pocket watch, W. & J. Baird, London, no 1733, circa 1820.
Description:
Cylindrical brass case. Gold tinted dial has luminous arabic numerals. Has ornate balance cock.

Key wound spring; detent escapement. Fusee and chain. Bimetallic balance. Free end of hairspring is attached to a floating arm, and spring is flat and not coiled; this was Baird's invention.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from P. Gatzke, 1975
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2 cm (Width), 6 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'W. & J. Baird, London, No 1733'.
Maker: Mr & Mr William & John Baird - W.& J. Baird, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1820

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